Newsbrief: Grateful Dead Reunion Just Like Old Days -- Many Arrested 8/16/02

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11. Newsbrief: Grateful Dead Reunion Just Like Old Days -- Many Arrested

Deadheads thronged to Wisconsin's Alpine Valley outdoor concert venue on August 3 as the venerable touring band reunited -- minus late guitarist Jerry Garcia -- for the first time since Garcia's passing a decade ago. And while the music was reportedly great, police actions during the concert brought back some less fondly remembered vibes as well.

According to figures released by the Walworth County Sheriff's Department, ten concertgoers were arrested for possession of psychedelic mushrooms, 80 for state marijuana law violations, and 269 more were given county citations for marijuana violations. Police reportedly seized 51 pounds of pot, more than 7,000 doses of LSD, 8.8 grams of liquid LSD, 10 pounds of mushrooms, 82 grams of hash, nine grams of heroin, six grams of cocaine and a tank of nitrous oxide.

With a standard $407 fine for each county marijuana citation, Walworth County stands to add about $110,000 to its coffers from the marijuana citations alone. Who said those Deadheads would never contribute anything to society?

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